The Governor of Oyo state, Engineer Seyi Makinde on Monday performed the swearing-in ceremony of the Secretary to the Government of the State, Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun, saying that his government targets supersonic performances that would dwarf the returns of some past government’s eight year record.
The Governor, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa told a packed audience made up of party leaders and officials of his administration that he picked Mrs. Adeosun as SSG not just to because she is a woman but because of her competence and capabilities.
According to him, there is the usual divide between politicians and technocrats in making such appointments.
He said: “Some people would argue that the best person for the job is a politician, who understands the terrain as they put it. Others would say the engine room of government must be manned by a technocrat, who knows his or her onions.
“But I must state that we need a focussed government which will deliver on its terms. We need capacity and lots of efficiencies and we need a packed personality who in a way, encapsulates all of that.”
He further stated that he was convinced that the new SSG would bring to bear on the state her wealth of experience which is expected to lift the standard of our service delivery and performance.
He added: “The essence of governance is service to the people, and I have no doubt that the new SSG will propel this government to expected cruising level such that the achievements we will be rolling out within the first 100 days would more than dwarf the meagre returns some of the past governments recorded even in eight years.
“Her profile speaks for her. She has been a well-trained Pharmacist with capacities in different sectors of human and personnel development. She has worked in our Nigerian terrain and abroad. She has a world view that would easily afford her the opportunity to make the difference on the job.”
He also stated that the appointment of Adeosun has highlighted his government’s statement that parents need to educate their wards, whether boy or girl and that there is no limit to the level an educated person can rise to.
He also declared that the appointment has showcased his government as women friendly, adding: “I have stated it clearly, we will not discriminate against anyone and we mean just that. Her appointment, coupled with the fact that the State Head of Service, the DG Due Process office and the Clerk of the State House of Assembly are all women already signposts this administration as women friendly. We do not intend to deviate from that.
“Let me however challenge our women to continue to live up to expectations because the men are lurking by the corners.”
Nigerian Billionaire, Harry Akande Dies At 77
A far-famed billionaire from Ibadanland , Chief Harry Ayoade Akande, is dead. The Agba Oye of Ibadanland died in the early hours of Saturday.
Akande, aged 77 passed away following a brief illness.
The family in a statement signed by Olumide Akande disclosed, ” In the early hours of Saturday December 5, 2020, our patriarch Chief Harry Ayodele Akande passed away following a brief illness.
Chief Harry Akande was an astute businessman of international repute whose legacy and influence cut across continents.
“But by far his greatest passion was for a better Nigeria that guaranteed equity and justice for all. It is our fervent hope that this will be a reality in the not too distant future.
“His passing is a huge shock to his immediate &extended family, friends &associates. We are all grappling to make some sense of it”, the family mourned
Oyepeju to unveil Ara Foundation in Ibadan
Ibadan – born industrialist, Alhaji Ademola Oyepeju is poised to officially launch the Ara Foundation, a Non- Governmental Organization birthed to support the less – privileged.
The event, which is billed to hold December 5 at Scrolab Hotel, Oke – Ado in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital will also feature celebration of founder’s birthday, presentation of awards to some eminent personalities, scholarship for indigent students and empowerment program.
Dignitaries expected to grace the ocassion include : the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji Aje Ogunguniso 1, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Chief Bayo Adelabu, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 election.
Others are: Chief Oyegade Oyepeju, Alhaji Amadu Zungeru, Sarkin Hausawa of Ibadan, Chief Sunday Adeyemo (Sunday Igboho), Sheik Muyideen Ajani Bello, Hon Muse Ariyo, Pastor Kayode Akinola, Alhaji Taofeek Babatunde, Prince Abass Aleshinloye, Alhaji Taofeeq , Tao Onibata, Professsor Abideen Olaiya and Rev Mrs Olaiya, among others.
Oyepeju, in a statement signed on Thursday, explained that the foundation was founded in 2018 and it is duly registered with the government.
The business magnate also added that since its establishment, the foundation has lifted many poor people to a better state through financial aid to petty traders, schorlarship for indigent students in tertiary institutions , donation of tools and equipment for artisans to boost their businesses among others .
He emphasized the need for all levels of government to embark on more programs to alleviate poverty, unemployment and insecurity especially among youths.
According to him, “the focus of the foundation is beyond humanitarian services but a ploy to enhance growth and advancement of the society through extension of helping hands to the needy and idle hands who may later became devil’s instrument.
“The increasing number of people with no clear cut jobs is alarming and dangerous for the society and to prevent total collapse the needy should be supported and engage “, Oyepeju noted.
The industrialist, however advised youths to shun violence and channel their energy and talents towards national development.
Oyo: Buhari begins training, empowerment program for 400 youths in mechanized farming
Senator AbdulFatai Buhari representing Oyo North Senatorial District will on Thursday, 3rd December, 2020, in conjunction with the National Directorate Of Employment (NDE), engage no fewer than four hundred (400) selected youths from across the thirteen (13) local governments of the senatorial district in Mechanized Farming.
The three (3) day intensive training on modern techniques of farming will come up simultaneously at three different locations, Kisi, Town Hall in Kisi, Irepo local government, Ipman Hall in Saki at Saki West Local government and Ipapo Town Hall in Ipapo at Itesiwaju local government in Oyo North.
Apart from the daily transport allowances and feeding for the beneficiaries, the trainees will at the end of the training programme, be empowered with seedlings, herbicides, equipment, training allowances and certificate
Oyo North is an agrarian district which if well harnessed will serve as food basket for the state and Nigeria as a whole as well as increase the revenue base of the state and nation through import of agricultural products like, sorghum,millet, cashew, cassava,yam amongst others.
The knowledge acquired by the beneficiaries at the end of the training, is expected to be used to increase their harvests which will in turn improve their living standard.
This brings to total, one thousand two hundred (1200) constituents selected from Oyo North Senatorial District that have been engaged in one training or the other by Senator AbdulFatai Buhari, in the last one month.
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